It’s weird. I know tattoos of any size are a commitment. Tattoos last forever, after all. But somehow, my brain sees arm and leg sleeves differently. Maybe because getting them is more of a time commitment? Planning a full sleeve also requires talented tattooists that can help you design and re-adjust as you add elements. You have to do decide if you want to do a jigsaw puzzle type look fitting various things together or if you want to add a background of any kind–so many decisions.
The end result of all the sleeve planning is usually worth it though. For instance, gaze upon David Dixon’s Super Mario Bros. themed leg sleeve. You’ll find both Mario and Luigi, Bowser, and Yoshi, and it all works.
If you have nerdy ink on your skin or you’re a tattoo artist that applies pop culture, STEM, music, or other nerd-inspired ink on a regular basis, then please hit me up because I’d like to highlight you in a future Inked Wednesday gallery. You can get in touch with me via email at [email protected]. Send me photos of the tattoos you’d like me to feature (the higher resolution, the better) and don’t forget to let me know the name of your tattoo artist if you have it, as well the name of the shop he or she works out of. If you are the tattoo artist, give me links to your portfolios and/or Instagram accounts so I can share them with our readers.
Featured Image: David Dixon